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Summer Job Legal Research: Research Databases

Aids for your summer legal job. Don't know where to start? Come here first!

Cases on Google Scholar

Google Scholar

Google Scholar provides a simple way to broadly search for federal and state cases. From one place, you can search for published opinions of US state appellate and supreme court cases since 1950, US federal district, appellate, tax and bankruptcy courts since 1923 and US Supreme Court cases since 1791.

Free Databases  Search American state and federal statutes, regulations and cases on

Legal Information Institute  The Legal Information Institute has federal, state, and some foreign and international law.

Law School Databases

Mobile Research!

Lexis App

   Lexis is also available for iPhone and iPad in the app store.



Westlaw app  Westlaw is available for Apple devices in the app store, and for Android devices in the Google Play store.




 Bloomberg Law Reports  Bloomberg Law does not have an app, but is designed so the mobile website has the same look and feel.



Online Research

In summer, you're able to use your Lexis, Westlaw, and Bloomberg Law passwords to conduct outside legal research, even if you're working for a for-profit company!

Lexis Advance: If you have lost your ID, contact Vicki Pyles at (352) 615-6964 or You may also call the Lexis helpline 24/7 at 1-800-45-LEXIS.

Westlaw: If you have lost your ID, contact Philip Hadley at (239) 218-4945 or You may also call the Westlaw helpline 24/7 at 1-800-WESTLAW.

BloombergLaw: You must sign up for a BloombergLaw ID, if you haven't already. Go to, click "Law Schools," then "Register for a Law School Account." You must sign up using your email address.